In the past week, new outbreak clusters have formed across Europe and the Middle East, sparking fears and emergency measures.
The outbreaks are centered largely around Italy and Iran; Italy now has 400 cases and 12 deaths, and Iran has 141 cases and 22 deaths. Nearby countries have begun closing borders and implementing travel bans, as the virus spreads across the region.
20 countries have confirmed their first coronavirus cases in the past week:
- North Macedonia